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How much cocaine would cause a perforated septum?

How much cocaine would cause a perforated septum?

Unclear: I would be far more concerned about the risk of heart damage, brain damage and addiction that takes control of a persons life than i would a perforated septum. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get perforated septum, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get perforated septum, or is it unusual?

Perforated septum: a perforated septum can occur after nasal trauma, with drug use and after surgery. Basically there is a hole in the septum which divides the nose into two nostrils. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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Treating a Deviated Septum (Checklist)

Get a nasal steroid spray prescription from your doctor
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If you can't breath through your nose, see an ENT specialist
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If snoring is a problem, see if "sinus cones" help
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Understand that only 20 percent of people have a straight septum
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Which treatment works the best and fastest for perforated septum?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for perforated septum?

More info needed: Need additional information: are you referring to a nasal septum or the heart septum (or another septum)? ...Read more

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Will using a salt water nasal spray help prevent developing a perforated septum?

Will using a salt water nasal spray help prevent developing a perforated septum?

Nasal septal perf: If you already have an issue with your nasal septum that puts you at risk for developing a septal perforation, use of saline nasal spray will not necessarily prevent the perforation from occurring. If you have not done so already, see an ENT for evaluation and treatment of the cause. This may prevent the perforation. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get perforated septum, or is it unusual?

Perforated septum: a perforated septum can occur after nasal trauma, with drug use and after surgery. Basically there is a hole in the septum which divides the nose into two nostrils. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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In coke user is a perforated septum noticeable?

In coke user is a perforated septum noticeable?

Not unless there is: A whistling noise when breathing. A nasal septa perforation is not visible externally. Only a medical provider or someone who is looking inside the nose would notice. ...Read more

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How much cocaine would cause a perforated septum?

Unclear: I would be far more concerned about the risk of heart damage, brain damage and addiction that takes control of a persons life than i would a perforated septum. ...Read more

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Is there a possibility that more than just a septoplasty will be done for a perforated septum?

Is there a possibility that more than just a septoplasty will be done for a perforated septum?

Yes: Septal perforation repair often requires rearranging of the tissue in the region of the perforation. A simple septoplasty would not be enough to take care of a perforation and could make the hole bigger. You really need to talk to your surgeon to discuss the surgical plan and the chances of success. Good luck. ...Read more

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What will it be like before and after my septoplasty for a perforated septum? And will I have to be on oxygen after plus will I have to spend the nigh

Congested: Septal perforations sometimes require silastic splints for a week. This can be uncomfortable and block the nose. Be prepared for a good amount of bloody nasal drainage for a few days. You don't necessarily need oxygen, depends on your situation. Most people go home the same day unless there are specific circumstances that apply in your case. ...Read more

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What procedures are available for 'patching' a perforated septum (quite large) left from surgery for a deviated septum?

What procedures are available for 'patching' a perforated septum (quite large) left from surgery for a deviated septum?

Perforated septum: the options for treating a perforated septum are wearing a septal button to block the hole or to undergo surgical repair. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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Can cpap be used with a perforated septum? Severe obstructive sleep apnea that septoplasty did not help

Can cpap be used with a perforated septum? Severe obstructive sleep apnea that septoplasty did not help

Yes: Yes. You may need guidance from an ENT doc to help with septal perforation - with or without CPAP treatments. Also, many septal perforations can be treated surgically. ...Read more

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Will using a salt water nasal spray help prevent developing a perforated septum?

Nasal septal perf: If you already have an issue with your nasal septum that puts you at risk for developing a septal perforation, use of saline nasal spray will not necessarily prevent the perforation from occurring. If you have not done so already, see an ENT for evaluation and treatment of the cause. This may prevent the perforation. ...Read more

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Can 'snorting' Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause a perforated septum?

Can 'snorting' Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause a perforated septum?

Yes.: Stimulants are vasoconstrictors (make blood vessels smaller). Chronic use of any stimulant that entails snorting can damage the small vessels of the nose and lead to damage of the septum. ...Read more

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Have a perforated septum, recently prescribed rhinocort aqua nasal spray, worried it'll make my condition worse. Should i be worried?

Have a perforated septum, recently prescribed rhinocort aqua nasal spray, worried it'll make my condition worse. Should i be worried?

Yes: Nasal septal perforations are a problem. They crust and bleed easily. Unfortunately using a nasal spray can sometimes aggravate the situation even though you angle the spray away from the perforation. You might be better to try to get the perforation fixed. If the perforation is small fixing it is relatively easy. Seek an experienced ENT physician who will be able to advise you in more detail. ...Read more

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